Compare LGBT Rights in Israel, Jordan, & Iran

Equality Index ?
59 / 100
23 / 100
4 / 100
Legal Index ?
71 / 100
41 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
47 / 100
6 / 100
3 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1963
Legal
Since 1951
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2022
UnrecognizedBanned
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishmentOther punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2014
Legal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2008
Unknown
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1992
No protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
No protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2023
IllegalIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Don't Ask, Don't TellIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2021
LegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2022
Not bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1948
EqualN/A
Since 1979
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